Donington Park articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Donington Park needs ??600K to fix track 6th January 2010, 12:23

Donington Park’s owners will have to spend ??600,000 to restore its circuit to operational standard after its failed attempt to hold the 2010 British Grand Prix. The track itself is mostly intact, though some sections have been dug up near where the new parts of the circuit were to have been built. Some barriers and […]

Another Donington deadline missed: will Ecclestone give Silverstone its race back? 10th October 2009, 9:34

Donington Park’s plan to hold the British Grand Prix in 2010 had its doubters from the start, and it looks like they were right all along. Yesterday Donington missed its deadline to confirm it had the funding in place to complete the building work at the track in time for the race – a deadline […]

Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix 19th July 2009, 11:27

Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took […]

Mosley: F1 may go to Silverstone in 2010 20th June 2009, 7:56

On the eve of the British Grand Prix FIA President Max Mosley has raised the prospect of the race returning to Silverstone in 2010 instead of moving to Donington Park. Speaking to the BBC Mosley said he thought it was very likely there would be a British Grand Prix next year – even if Donington […]

F1 leaving Britain would be madness 16th June 2009, 12:00

If Donington Park isn’t up to scratch by 2010, there won’t be a British Grand Prix. That’s Bernie Ecclestone’s insistence – and it is complete and utter folly. At a time when F1 spectator figures are taking a hammering, the last thing F1 should be doing is turning its back on one of the best-attended […]

The state of the 2010 F1 calendar 3rd June 2009, 7:00

With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and […]

Donington architect on track changes 16th February 2009, 20:32

Press release from Donington Park: Peter Wahl ?ǣ the architect who has worked extensively on the Donington Park redevelopment project ?ǣ has promised that the new circuit, which will host the British F1 Grand Prix for a decade from July 2010, will present overtaking and excitement together with technical challenges for drivers and teams. Tilke, […]

How Hermann Tilke conquered the F1 calendar, 1996-2009 (Video) 5th February 2009, 7:00

Yesterday’s discussion about a potential Rome Grand Prix circuit turned into a debate about Hermann Tilke’s abilities as an F1 track designer. Daniel put forward the case for the prosecution: Why do they still get this guy to build tracks? Every track he has designed is boring. With all the new tracks that have appeared […]

Donington Park boss Simon Gillett on building the new British Grand Prix circuit 10th January 2009, 0:07

Simon Gillett was looking slightly the worse for wear when I met him at Autosport International this morning. He had a reason to be, as he celebrated Donington Park winning approval for its development work in order to hold the 2010 British Grand Prix. Nevertheless he was happy toi spend a half hour answering questions […]

Donington gets planning approval 8th January 2009, 18:58

Donington Park has won approval from Leicestershire District Council for its ??100m redevelopment plans in order to host the 2010 British Grand Prix. I’ll be speaking to circuit owner Simon Gillett at the Autosport show tomorrow, so if you have any questions for him please leave them below.